Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Fuel and temperature gauge needles stopped working

asked by on

The fuel gauge needle and the temperature gauge quit working in my car. Also, when the air conditioning is running, the needles do not move at all. I don't know what the temperature is or what the fuel level is. How can I fix this?

Hello. We will be happy to assist you. I believe that the entire instrument cluster may be faulty. It is highly unlikely that nearly all of the gauges will fail at once. I suggest that you have a technician inspect the real circuit board of your instrument cluster and test all of the connections going to the instrument cluster. If all of the connections going to the instrument cluster are good then the instrument cluster is likely at fault.

If you need assistance with getting this fixed, consider YourMechanic, as a certified technician can diagnose the issue with your gauge and help you fix it accordingly.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: My temperature gauge does not work

You can take the temperature sender unit on the engine connector off and turn on the key to see if gauge moves up and down when wire is grounded on the engine block. If the gauge moves then you need...

Q: A/C and heating fan

What is happening in your situation is that the A/C evaporator case is not draining as it should. The drain of the evaporator comes out of the firewall in the engine compartment and the drain can get clogged by debris...

Q: Gas line leaking

Fuel lines by the engine on GM cars are usually plastic and use quick connects. The fuel rail that houses the injectors is steel. The leak could be a failed O-ring or a cracked line. Do not delay this repair...

Related articles

P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...